Area Information for Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG

Old Chester Road in Birkenhead is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Rock Ferry ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birkenhead. This page combines information for the address Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CH42 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CH42 4NG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wirral
Ward Rock Ferry
Constituency Birkenhead
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG:

Woodland Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NT
Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NW
Woodland Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4RL
Stoneleigh Grove, Birkenhead, CH42 4NH
Bryony Way, Birkenhead, CH42 4LY
Autumn Grove, Birkenhead, CH42 4RJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CH42 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 43 property sales in Old Chester Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 9
Semi-Detached 49
Terraced 46
Flat (Purpose-Built) 35
Flat (Converted) 49
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 192
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Old Chester Road, Birkenhead contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 76
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 172

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 76
Two People 45
Three People 22
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 172

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 34
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 147

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Birkenhead constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 197
Female 186
Total 383

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 23
5-7 9
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 14
18-19 11
20-24 23
25-29 33
30-44 84
45-59 81
60-64 23
65-74 22
75-84 21
85-89 4
90+ 9
Total 383

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CH42 4NG does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 137
Married 111
Divorced 39
Separated 6
Widowed 32
Same Sex 0
Total 325

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 160
Good 143
Fair 55
Bad 19
Very Bad 6
Total 383

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 62
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 70
1-4 GCSEs 48
No GCSEs 69
Other 18
Total 325

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 357
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 4
Chinese 5
Other Asian 6
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 383

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 349
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 1
Other 19
Total 383

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CH42 4NG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 289
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 81

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 260
No Religion 93
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 30
Total 383

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 120
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 10
Total 291

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 187

Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG is within the Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two policing neighbourhood, under the Merseyside Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 122 crimes were reported within half a mile of CH42 4NG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 122 crimes committed near Old Chester Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two
Mortimer Street
CH41 5EU
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to CH42 4NG. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CH42 4NG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest railway station is Rock Ferry, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rock Ferry 0.5 miles
Bebington 0.7 miles
Green Lane 1.3 miles
Port Sunlight 1.3 miles
Birkenhead Central 1.6 miles
Spital 1.9 miles
Conway Park 2 miles
Brunswick 2 miles
Birkenhead Hamilton Square 2 miles
Birkenhead Park 2.5 miles
St Michaels 2.6 miles
Bromborough Rake 2.6 miles
Liverpool James Street 2.9 miles
Liverpool Central 3.1 miles
Liverpool Central Loop Line 3.1 miles
Moorfields 3.2 miles
Bromborough 3.2 miles
Upton 3.2 miles
Birkenhead North 3.2 miles
Liverpool Lime Street 3.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is St Anne's Catholic Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 320 yards
St John's Catholic Junior School 690 yards
St John's Catholic Infant School 770 yards
Bedford Drive Primary School half a mile
Grove Street Primary School 0.6 miles
Rock Ferry Primary School 0.6 miles
St Andrew's CofE Aided Primary School 0.7 miles
Town Lane Infant School 0.7 miles
Well Lane Primary School 0.7 miles
Higher Bebington Junior School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is St John Plessington Catholic College, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John Plessington Catholic College 0.5 miles
Prenton High School for Girls 0.5 miles
Co-op Academy Bebington 0.8 miles  
Wirral Grammar School for Girls 1.2 miles
Wirral Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles
Birkenhead Park School 2.1 miles
St Anselm's College 2.2 miles
King's Leadership Academy, Liverpool 2.5 miles
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC 2.5 miles
The Studio School Liverpool 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is Riverside Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is Woodlands Dental Practice, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is St Catherine's Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4NG. The nearest is The Rock Ferry Optical Centre, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Rock Ferry Optical Centre half a mile
P K McMullen 0.8 miles
Frederick Howard Opticians 0.8 miles
Price Opticians 0.8 miles
Ball & Gatehouse Opticians 1.2 miles
R T Booth & Co Ltd 1.4 miles
I R McGarvey Opticians 1.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.7 miles
Rayner Opticians 1.7 miles
Boots-Birkenhead 1.7 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in CH42 4NG

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 58.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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